Kevin Mitnick

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Kevin David Mitnick (born August 6, 1963) is an American computer security consultant, author, and convicted hacker. He is best known for his high-profile 1995 arrest and five years in prison for various computer and communications-related crimes.Mitnick's pursuit, arrest, trial, and sentence along with the associated journalism, books, and films were all controversial.He now runs the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kevin Mitnick has received more than 2,662,757 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Kevin Mitnick is the 49th most popular computer scientist (down from 32nd in 2019), the 3,313th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,298th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Kevin Mitnick ranks 49 out of 205. Before him are Leslie Lamport, James Gosling, Barbara Liskov, Ole-Johan Dahl, Warren Weaver, and Joseph Weizenbaum. After him are Alan Perlis, Fred Brooks, Nolan Bushnell, Edwin Catmull, Jacques Vallée, and Vernor Vinge.

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Among people born in 1963, Kevin Mitnick ranks 97Before him are Sergio Goycochea, Isaiah Washington, Coolio, Marc Jacobs, Marla Maples, and Kim Ung-yong. After him are Míchel, Martín Vizcarra, William Baldwin, Gosho Aoyama, Pierre Woodman, and Anita Mui.

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Among people born in United States, Kevin Mitnick ranks 3,313 out of 15,968. Before him are Kenny Loggins (1948), Richard E. Bellman (1920), Rick Barry (1944), Benjamin Tucker (1854), Winfield Scott (1786), and Paul Gallico (1897). After him are Bill Cobbs (1934), Ralph Macchio (1961), Jon Cryer (1965), John G. Trump (1907), Bix Beiderbecke (1903), and Patrick Henry (1736).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Kevin Mitnick ranks 30Before him are Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Allen Newell (1927), Charles Bachman (1924), Leslie Lamport (1941), Barbara Liskov (1939), and Warren Weaver (1894). After him are Alan Perlis (1922), Fred Brooks (1931), Nolan Bushnell (1943), Edwin Catmull (1945), Vernor Vinge (1944), and Larry Wall (1954).

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